I’ll start this with a quick question – are these any use for a sea kayaker who ventures out after dusk? My honest answer is I’m not sure.
These are simple LED lightsticks, one red and one green, running off 3 x A76 batteries (included). They are made of plastic and use a simple twist on/off mechanism. Threaded through a plastic loop on the top of the lightstick is a simple cord lanyard.
Switched on in the dark they produce a reasonable amount of light and are clearly visible from a reasonable distance.They are NOT waterproof or even weatherproof with no seals in the screw off top that reveals the battery compartment. However, before you instantly dismiss them, they cost £2.99 per pair in Tesco’s!
Whilst I have yet to make up my mind if they have a real use for night paddling at that price they are a no brainer. What I need to do now is work out if I can waterproof them suitably with some form of ziplock bag or small dry bag. If I can’t then all I’ve lost is the price of a good Caffè Latte and they might do for a few uses before the saltwater destroys them or as an emergency item in the end of a dry bag.
I’ll leave you to make up your own mind but they seem to be selling fast.